January 16th marks the beginning of the Mid Year Conference for the Virginia Moose Association.. We will be meeting at the Sheraton Waterside in Norfolk and it is a packed agenda. The Men and the Women will have very similar schedules and we are excited about our Friday Fun Night! Pirates and Mermaids will abound as we celebrate with a Pirates of the Caribbean type theme. The Friday Fun Night is a costumed affair. Get your Pirate garb together, eye patch and all, for a fun night of sights and laughs. Saturday we will have speakers from Massey Cancer Center as well as Safe Surf in the morning. On Saturday afternoon there will be a joint workshop on the One Moose initiative by Moose International. This is required for all men and women who are paid representatives for their lodge and chapter. It will be an interesting workshop and we look forward to the information we will be given. Please remember that we as Moose members should act with respect at all times during conference and carry ourselves as the adults we are. See you in Norfolk and let's have some fun!